Lecture Fourteen--ICS 131--Fall 00--9 Nov 2000Review of Lecture 13--TelecommutingWhat made it possible?hardware, software, communication developmentsConflicting PressuresControl by OrganizationFace-to-faceSpace crunchCommuting--time, expense, environmentVictor's interest in techniques for developing
a team when all members are not physically presentAnother example of space crunchNieves, Evelyn. Mission district fights case of dot-com fever,
NY Times, 5 Nov 00, A21 (optional)
Lecture 14--Computers and Elections
Wayne, Leslie. E-mail part of the effort to turn out the voters,NY Times, 6 Nov 00, C6 (R)Mercuri, Rebecca. Voting Automation (Early and Often?),Commun ACM, Nov 00, 176 (R)California Internet Voting Task Force. A report on the feasibility of Internet voting, January 2000; www.ss.ca.gov/executive/ivote/home.htm (O)
Weinstein, L. Risks of Internet voting. Commun ACM, Jun 00, 6 (O)
Weber, Thomas E. Anchors, away! web offers data, minus TV's filler,WSJ, 7 Nov 00, B1, B4 (O)
The seats in the House of Representatives are allocated to the states on the basis of the population determined by the decennial census. Each state then has the responsibility of establishing geographical districts, usually one district for every seat. The district decisions are often made by the legislature or by the legislature and the governor. The party in power tries to create districts which will maximize the number of seats the party can win. The geographical nature of districts is a fine art with a long history. The design extremes are known as gerrymandering after somebody named "gerry" who practiced the art.
In recent years, computer graphics has played a large part in the development of district design. Some of the recent designs have been rejected by the courts, but the effort continues.
A. Soliciting volunteers, funds
B. Responding to opponent claims
C. Deciding where to campaign
D. Getting the vote out
3. Election night
Trying to predict a winner.
Signal precints, counties
Changes from previous elections
Ballot scanners--the Orange County experience
Voting on terminals in polling places
On-line voting from home or polling places
access for disabled, increase turn out
5. Do computers make a difference
A. Cut costs of campaigns?
B. Target ads, solicitations
C. Early predictions
D. Counting the vote
On-line voting preventing ballot mistakes, e.g., Voting for two presidential candidates
Could lottery systems be used for on-line voting?
How are elections done on campus? students? faculty?
Readings for Lecture 15
Dreazen, Yochi J, and Kuntz, Phil.
Cornell web site: http://ergo.human.cornell.edu
Dr Ergo web site
Friday is a holiday
Lecture 15 on Monday
Victor's section in this room on Tuesday
More on computers and health care
Landro, Laura. Experimental web site gives parents a link to hospitalized babies, WSJ, 27 Oct 00, B1 (optional)
ICS career night--14 Novfirstname.lastname@example.org
5:30-8:00, dinner and dessert
Fed sites fail on privacy, Commun ACM, Nov 00, 9
"Most federal Web sites do not meet the commercial standards for Internet privacy set by the Federal Trade Commission, including the FTC's own site, a study by the General Accounting Office has found."